The Bureaucracy - Part 1

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Bureaucracy Quizzes & Trivia

Questions based on readings from the Bureaucracy chapter 10 packet page 207 to page 211.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not an example of governmental bureaucratic agencies?
    • A. 

      Cabinet

    • B. 

      Independent executive agencies

    • C. 

      Budgetary agencies

    • D. 

      Government corporations

    • E. 

      Regulatory agencies

  • 2. 
    The primary functions of a bureaucracy includes which of the following?I. distinct division of laborII. control of part-time employmentIII. allocation of responsibilityIV. supervision chainV. autonomous career
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      III only

    • C. 

      I and III only

    • D. 

      II and IV only

    • E. 

      I, IV, and V only

  • 3. 
    The bureaucracy is accountable to which of the following?I. the mediaII. interest groupsIII. their superiorsIV. branches of government
    • A. 

      III only

    • B. 

      IV only

    • C. 

      I, III, and IV only

    • D. 

      II, III, and IV only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    All of the following is true about the regulatory agencies except
    • A. 

      Executive agencies

    • B. 

      Alphabet agencies

    • C. 

      Quasi judicial

    • D. 

      Independent regulatory agencies

    • E. 

      Quasi legislative

  • 5. 
    According to the German sociologist Max Weber's bureaucratic theory, bureaucracy should be
    • A. 

      Consist of extensive rules in which the hierarchy utilizes patronage

    • B. 

      A hierarchy of authority with specializations and rules based on merit

    • C. 

      A unity and chain of command in which centralization is placed on administrations

    • D. 

      Include line and staff control and span control by trusted sources

    • E. 

      Impersonal in which the selection process is fair

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a limit placed on federal bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Review process whether within or in court to appeal agency decision

    • B. 

      Office of Management and Budget and the General Accounting Office

    • C. 

      Congress's legislative intent, congressional oversight, and restrictions on appropriations

    • D. 

      Interest groups, political parties, private sectors, and such media checks

    • E. 

      The Administrative Procedure Act of 1946, defining policy and its agencies as well as their procedures

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